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New I-5 bridge opening marks the start of a travel transformation in south Puget Sound

Posted 06/25/2021

June 28, 2021

Laura Newborn, communications, 206-639-8577

Opening the Wapato Way East Bridge in Fife promises transportation improvements – with more to come

FIFE – A bigger and better bridge over Interstate 5 made its debut in Fife today, June 28, opening to traffic with a promise…

Pave the way for future improvements on West Powerhouse Road in Yakima by completing a survey

Posted 06/25/2021

YAKIMA – West Powerhouse Road in Yakima is a vital corridor that parallels US 12 connecting Gleed, Naches and Yakima to west Yakima shopping centers and many agricultural areas. The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, City of Yakima, Yakima County and Washington State Department of Transportation are…

Weekend-long lane reductions on southbound I-5 in Seattle start evening of June 25

Posted 06/17/2021

Tom Pearce, communications, 206-440-4696

Revive I-5 work will require 16 weekends with lane reductions to repave, replace expansion joints

SEATTLE – The first of many weekend-long lane reductions on southbound Interstate 5 in Seattle will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, June 25, as the latest round of Revive I-5…

New roadway surface coming to SR 161 north and south of Eatonville

Posted 06/16/2021

Cara Mitchell communications, 360-357-2703

Recreational travelers, including some headed to Mount Rainier National Park, may see daytime delays starting June 22

EATONVILLE – Travelers heading to recreational areas near Eatonville on State Route 161 in Pierce County this summer will want to plan ahead to…

There’s nothing fishy about a 68-mile detour for SR 9 in July

Posted 06/15/2021

RB McKeon, communications, 360-757-5963
Melissa Ambler, project engineer, 360-788-7400

Fish passage work at Landingstrip Creek in Whatcom County later this summer requires travelers to detour

ACME – Beginning in mid-July, work to make it easier for fish to continue upstream will mean a…

Good To Go! customers now have until end of June to prepare for two-week call center and website closure

Posted 06/14/2021

Chris Foster, communications, 206-455-1176

Transition date to new Good To Go! system shifts to July 2

SEATTLE – Good To Go! customers will get a little longer to update their accounts or resolve outstanding bills as the transition to a new account system will move from June 18 to July 2 while the…

First travel lane opening on new southbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma Sunday, June 20

Posted 06/11/2021

Cara Mitchell, communications, 360-357-2703

Travelers should prepare for related weekend ramp and lane closures starting Friday, June 18

TACOMA – Construction crews building the I-5 Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road Southbound HOV project will cross a big milestone soon on the new southbound…

SR 542 to Artist Point remains closed as crews plan for summer repair work on crumbling wall

Posted 06/10/2021

Jordan Longacre, communications, 206-573-0528

Work underway to open the road up to Terminal Lake parking lot

GLACIER – Beginning the week of Monday, June 14, geotech engineers will assess the condition of a crumbling wall that forced an early closure of State Route 542/Mount Baker Highway late last fall.…

Construction on improvements to State Routes 9 and 204 intersection moves to stage 2 on June 14

Posted 06/07/2021

Steven Hershkowitz, communications, 206-795-9843

Adding second northbound lane, right turn pockets on SR 9 in Lake Stevens will require overnight road and lane closures

LAKE STEVENS – Beginning June 14, the project to improve traffic flow at the State Route 9 and State Route 204 intersection near Frontier…

Good To Go! sends final toll bills prior to two-week closure starting June 18

Posted 06/07/2021

Chris Foster, communications, 206-455-1176

WSDOT continues to charge tolls; issuance of bills will resume later this summer

SEATTLE – This week the Washington State Department of Transportation is mailing the final batch of toll bills to customers without a Good To Go! account prior to an…

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.